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2024 MSFA Annual Convention & Conference

Each June, the Maryland State Firemen's Association gathers for its annual Convention and Conference to conduct the business of the association and to provide insightful training and educational sessions for its membership. The MSFA welcomes you, your department, your business to take part in this annual meeting and educational event.

Fire and EMS Memorabilia Flea Market

Convention Center Peforming Arts Center Lobby 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Location: Convention Center Performing Arts Center Lobby

Instructor PDI; TBD

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: MFRI Room 201 This is a 3 hour PDI. Registration is through the MFRI website.

Maryland EMT Skills Recertification (2nd of 2 sessions)

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

This is the 12-hour psychomotor skills session required for Maryland EMT recertification. Class will be conducted in two six-hour sessions. PLEASE NOTE – The student will still need 12 hours of continuing education either online through MFRI or physical attendance at several available sessions.

Miss Fire Prevention Contest

Performing Arts Center, Convention Center 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD, United States

The Miss Fire Prevention Contest will take place at the Ocean City Convention Center on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

Instructor PDI; TBD

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: MFRI Room 201 This is a 3 hour PDI. Registration is through the MFRI website.

MSFA/LAMSFA Joint Memorial Service

Bay Front Ballroom, Convention Center 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City

The MSFA/LAMSFA Joint Memorial Service will take place at the Ocean City Convention Center in the Bay Front Ball Room on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

Firefighters Nite

Fish Tales Bar & Grill 2107 Herring Way, Ocean City, MD, United States

Maryland Fire-Rescue Services will be hosting Firefighters Nite at Fish Tales Bar & Grill on June 18th at 7:00 PM!

Babysitting Safety Workshop (4 hours)

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Lisa Wilson EMT BA is the Family Advisory Network (FAN) Chair for the Maryland EMSC Department and State Partnership Grant Room 202 Child and Babysitting safety is intended […]

College Degrees: What, When, How

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: John Todaro BA, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE, CHSE, CHSOS Director/Principal Consultants with Eagle Emergency Education Consultants Room 203 This presentation will discuss what a degree can do to […]

Neurodiversity & the First Responder

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Dr. Jenelle Abnett; Professor at Neumann University in Aston, PA.; Advisor for the Neumann University Branch of the Philadelphia Eagles Autism Foundation College Program Room 204 Neurodiverse individuals […]

Ready, Set, Go-Team

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Michael Broussard, CRNA; Anesthesia Lead STC Go Team; Shannon Hagan, CRNA Room 205 The Shock Trauma Go Team exists to assist field providers with advanced care. This session […]

The Successful Short-Staffed Engine

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Tim O'Connor Room 206 Short Staffing is becoming the norm across America. Instead of giving up, Fire Departments have created ways to overcome. This course focuses on the […]

It’s Ok to Say I’m Not Ok

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented By: David Lewis, Instructor; NFA, MFRI, and UMD; Susan Hilton, Damascus VFD, Maryland Room 201 As individuals, we carry the weight of everyday stresses around each day: work, family, […]

Emergency Response to Electric Vehicle Incidents

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: FF Chris Soda, Chicago Fire Department, Engine Company 96 Room 202 Emergency Response to Electric Vehicle Incidents is designed to introduce first responders to the basic design and […]

Building Communication Skills

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: John Todaro BA, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE, CHSE, CHSOS; Director/Principal Consultants with Eagle Emergency Education Consultants Room 204 This presentation will discuss the concept of “Role-Play” as an […]

Commercial Fireground FACTS

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Chief Christopher J. Naum, SFPE; Chief of Training, Command Institute, Center for Fireground Leadership Room 204 The Buildings and Structures that provide occupancy and use for commercial functions […]

Volunteer Fire Department Non-Profit Management

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Jerry Ozog; Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute Room 205 This seminar is designed for board members, administrative, and operational leaders responsible for volunteer […]

Street Smart Extrication

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Tim O’Connor; FF, Lead Instructor with Back to Basics FF Training Room 206 Vehicle extrication is a puzzle. But it’s not a normal puzzle; it’s a puzzle with […]

Pet First Aid and CPR

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Mark Driscoll; Rescue Encore, LLC This is a hybrid course that offers a blended curriculum of Pet CPR & First Aid and Wag’N’s pet oxygen mask training. Because […]

Victims, Firefighters, When They Are One and the Same

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Phil Davis Phil Davis is a Clinical Education and Resource Manager for MASIMO Corporation Room 201 This classes focus on firefighter safety and rehab, with an emphasis on […]

Pediatric Medical Calls; Beyond the ABCs

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Danielle Joy, Paramedic; EMSC Education Specialist Room 201 Pediatric Medical Calls: Beyond the A-B-Cs. Through the presentation of case studies focused on childhood illness at different ages, this […]

Commanding the Mayday

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Douglas Brinkley, Division Fire Chief at BWI Airport Fire-Rescue Department, Fire Chief at Lansdowne VFD in Baltimore County Room 203 This presentation raises conversation and thought about how […]

Surviving PTSD; A Success Story

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Keith Hanks, Advocate, Author, FF/EMT (Ret.), International Speaker, Life Coach, Peer Support, Podcaster Room 205 The purpose for this presentation is to share a story of how unresolved […]

Leadership Personnel Development

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Dustin Housewright, CFO, CEMSO, MIFireE Room 206 Organizations have ignored the responsibility to develop personnel for succession planning, and prepare their leaders to lead rather than manage. Often […]

Not Your Garden Variety Fire: Multi-Family Operations

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Kevin Manhardt, Captain; Squad Co 8, Horry County FD Myrtle Beach, SC Room 201 With rapid changes to today’s socioeconomical landscape and the rapid growth of suburban communities, […]

Insurance 101 for Fire and EMS Leaders

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: David Snyder; Risk Management Program Specialist at ESIP Room 204 Fire and EMS agencies have unique challenges when it comes to insurance. As leaders in these organizations, it […]

Implementing a Babysitting Safety Program

Ocean City Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, United States

Presented by: Lisa Wilson BA EMT is the Family Advisory Network (FAN) Chair for the Maryland EMSC Department and State Partnership Grant Room 205 This 90-minute didactic presentation is intended […]

Joint Installation of Officers

Bay Front Ballroom, Convention Center 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City

The Joint Installation of Officers will take place at the Ocean City Convention Center in the Bay Front Ball Room on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023.

OC FOOLS Wicomico Street Block Party

The 13th Annual OC FOOLS Wicomico Street Block Party to Benefit the NFFF is being held on Tuesday, June 20th at 1900 hrs at The Cork Bar, The Bearded Clam, The Crawl Street Tavern.

Prayer Breakfast

American Legion Post 166 2308 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, United States

The Prayer Breakfast will take place at the American Legion Post 166 at 7:30 am on Wednesday, June 21st!

$16.00

$10,000 Raffle Drawing

Bay Front Ballroom, Convention Center 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City

The $10,000 Raffle Drawing will take place at the Ocean City Convention Center in the Bay Front Ball Room on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023.

MSFA Ocean City Annual Parade

Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot 809 S. Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD, United States

The MSFA Ocean City Annual Parade will begin lining up at the Inlet parking lot on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023.

Annual Hair of the Dalmatian 5K

Firefighter Memorial Boardwalk & North Division Street, Ocean City, MD, United States

The 6th Annual Hair of the Dalmatian 5k, sponsored by O.C. FOOLS, starts at the Firefighters Memorial, located at the Boardwalk & North Division Street on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Register Now! $5.00 – $100.00

2025 MSFA Annual Convention & Conference

Each June, the Maryland State Firemen's Association gathers for its annual Convention and Conference to conduct the business of the association and to provide insightful training and educational sessions for its membership. The MSFA welcomes you, your department, your business to take part in this annual meeting and educational event.

2026 MSFA Annual Convention & Conference

Each June, the Maryland State Firemen's Association gathers for its annual Convention and Conference to conduct the business of the association and to provide insightful training and educational sessions for its membership. The MSFA welcomes you, your department, your business to take part in this annual meeting and educational event.